(a) The Board may request that an applicant for licensure or reinstatement of a license
or that a licensed psychologist or psychological associate currently under investigation
by the Board for allegedly violating this Article consent to a criminal history record
check. Refusal to consent to a criminal history record check may constitute grounds for
the Board to deny licensure or reinstatement of a license to an applicant or take
disciplinary action against a licensee, including revocation of a license. The Board shall be responsible for providing to the North Carolina Department of
Public Safety the fingerprints of the applicant or licensee to be checked, a form
signed by the applicant or licensee consenting to the criminal record check and the
use of fingerprints and other identifying information required by the State or National
Repositories, and any additional information required by the Department of Public
Safety. The Board shall keep all information obtained pursuant to this section confidential.
The Board shall collect any fees required by the Department of Public Safety and shall
remit the fees to the Department of Public Safety for the cost of conducting the criminal
history record check.
(b) Limited Immunity. -- The Board, its officers and employees, acting reasonably
and in compliance with this section, shall be immune from civil liability for denying
licensure or reinstatement of a license to an applicant or the revocation of a license
or other discipline of a licensee based on information provided in the applicant's
or licensee's criminal history record check.
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